Sarah stops to 'Paws' for Thought!

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Sarah attended an event organised by Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, to raise awareness of its annual Christmas campaign and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic slogan; A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas. The phrase was coined in 1978 by the charity's CEO, Clarissa Baldwin OBE, in a bid to highlight the issue of dogs being given as Christmas gifts and abandoned when the novelty wears off.

As you can see, Sarah took a festive Dogs Trust sleigh ride and met some furry friends!

She said: I am delighted to support Dogs Trust and help the charity mark the 35th anniversary of its famous slogan, which is as important now as it ever has been. A dog is a lifetime commitment and should never be bought on impulse as if it were a new television or a pair of shoes. This message is particularly poignant during the festive season, when people are buying all sorts of gifts on a whim without necessarily considering the consequences. I would urge anyone thinking of buying a dog or puppy as a Christmas present to paws before doing so, and remember that A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas.

Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 16,000 abandoned and unwanted dogs a year through its nationwide network of 18 rehoming centres. For more information about Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk.

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